Friday Feature: Hello Awesome Shop

hello_awesome_mug1_original LOVE_20beats_20FEAR_20graphic_20tee_4_original OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI am very happy to share with you that today’s feature is of Hello Awesome Shop. Hello Awesome Shop is an online boutique that specializes in handmade wall art, mugs, tees, art and more. Every illustration is originally crafted by Jacy, the owner/designer, who has over 11 years of art and design experience. She started Hello Awesome with the every day modern woman and young positive person in mind. Her goal is to uplift and edify through every item carried in the Hello Awesome Shop. The brand is centered around a Christ-like demeanor and character. They encourage you to do your best, keep your head up and set your gaze on things above. All of the items are handmade either in their studio or outsourced to other handmade businesses. I really love the originality behind each print and how they all have an uplifting message. I love being able to share unique small businesses with you on this little space of the internet and I hope you enjoy being introduced to Hello Awesome Shop.


Hello Awesome Shop has kindly offered to giveaway one Bloom 8×10 print (featured in the last picture)to one of you! Enter below to win:

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Fallin’ for Barrington

Barrington Tote Black Watch Plaid St. Anne Black Watch Plaid Barrington St. Anne ToteI have been in love with Barrington Totes since the beginning of summer. I have secretly stalked their website and pinned many different fabric options for possible Christmas gifts. However, when their new Fall Collection came out, I fell head over heels for their Black Watch Plaid Collection. & when they offered to send me one, I may have jumped up and down like a little girl on Christmas morning. It is insanely perfect. I am obsessing over plaid right now and its plaid (enough said). I love throwing my stuff in a tote for work each morning and this bag has so much space that its super easy to toss in my laptop, planner and notebooks. I am really thinking I am going to need a summer print now too, because it is just too perfect. I haven’t even mentioned they monogram yet. & we all know monograms make it even cuter.


Also, ignore my horrible photos, I am realizing that it is getting dark much sooner thus my lighting has been super bad for all of my outfit pictures. Note to self: No more outfit pictures after work, must be done strictly on weekends when the sun is shining! I must have tried twenty different angles to try to show you how adorable this tote is. On that note, a little life update. My schedule feels like it has been insanely hectic the past week with no end in site. I am really hoping that it slows down, because I am exhausted and know that with the Holidays coming soon, it is only going to get busier. As this post gets even more random, I love the holidays and can’t wait to be around all my family. This weekend we got to see a ton of family for the funeral and even though it was a rough, it was so nice to just be around family all weekend.


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The Bouqs Flower Review

IMG_3162 IMG_3163The Bouqs is a brand new way to order flowers online. They ship them directly to you from the farm via FedEx, which keeps the flowers at their freshest when they get to you, because they haven’t sat in a warehouse. Plus, did I mention they are awesome South American flowers picked from the side of an active volcano? Yep, an active volcano. The Bouqs have over 80+ different beautiful flower options and it is super easy to order from them. There are no hidden fees and free shipping! They have three different price point options at $40, $50 and $70 which get you a ton of flowers.


My bouq came at the perfect time last week. We found out that my aunt unexpectedly passed away on Tuesday, so the flowers being delivered on Wednesday were in perfect time to lift my spirits a little.  I got the “dawn” bouq although now I have my eye on the “Boo-quet” for Halloween in a few weeks. Next time you are looking for a fast, easy way to send flowers, check out The Bouqs or beautiful arrangements full of color and perfection.


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Beso by Johanna Giveaway

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BC_PENNY_bag1Beso by Johanna is an adorable shop online that sells unique handbags, jewelry and scarves. I love their handbags like the Penny bag shown above. You can pick which fabric you would like as well, so it’s really customizable. I am also swooning over their Liz bag which is a crossbody bag that still gives you ton of space to put all of your stuff. Also, as you can probably tell above, their Beaded bracelet is great for stacking with other bracelets and watches. They come in sets of 1, 3, or 6 so you can pick your colors you like as well. I choose bronze, cream and aqua for my set but am really wanting a gold one now too. I just love how simple they are and how they go with everything. & today, they are offering 10% off your purchase with promo code CLARKE10 as well as, giving away a set of 3 bracelets. Enter to win below and make sure to go check out their site!!

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4 Habits of a Happy Couple

Whenever I see a couple that is obviously very in love, I wonder what they’re doing every day that keeps their relationship so fresh and happy, no matter old their relationship is. Earlier this week, I observed one of these couples and started thinking about the things I’m doing regularly in my own marriage to make sure every day is a great one and the feeling of romance never dies.Habits of a Happy Couple

Laugh Together

One thing that I really love about my husband is his ability to make me laugh in any situation! Our relationship is silly more often than it is  serious, but it makes life really enjoyable! We have a lot of inside jokes together and we’re really good at laughing at our own mistakes together. I believe that laughter is the best medicine and in my marriage, I’ve seen it break up tension, make a bad day better and bring us closer together.


Talk Together

Communication is one of the most important aspects of any relationship in my opinion. If you aren’t talking to each other often and about a lot of different things, you are missing out on a great opportunity to bond and strengthen your marriage and at the same time, you’re potentially growing apart. I like to find time every day to put away my electronics and focus on my husband so that we can have a good chat and connect with each other a midst our busy lives.


Stay Active Together

After we got married, it was so easy to sit around at home every night, watch our favorite TV shows, eat yummy food and enjoy time together. I quickly learned that doing that leads to laziness and unwanted weight gain. My husband and I got a gym pass and made it a priority to spend an hour there together each night or take a long walk around our neighborhood if the weather was good. Not only does this keep us energized and happy, but it’s been a great way to spend time together away from the distractions of technology.


Date Together

It was important before you were married and it’s even more important after. I look forward to date nights! Our busy and opposite schedules don’t always allow for weekly, scheduled date nights, but we are sure to go out of our way to make them happen when we can. Dinner and a movie, a night at the comedy club, the community theater, and seasonal attractions are some of our favorite things to do together but some nights we only have the energy for Chinese takeout and a Redbox. No matter what we decide to do, we make sure date night is special and gets us out of our normal, every day routine for spending time together.lambertsen-18

What habits do you have to keep your marriage happy?







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